80 days to highschool soccer in Minnesota [OHS Schedule]
It’s less than three months before high school football starts in Minnesota. This leaves enough time to enjoy the summer, go to the lake and drink a malt at the Dairy Days and again at the Steele County Fair. The high school spring sports season does not end with the time for state tournaments. But the anticipation for a full autumn sports season cannot be overlooked.
Prep football teams will play a full regular season in 2021 after running a delayed, abbreviated six-game schedule in 2020. Last year’s playoffs consisted of one game for most teams. The season was initially postponed to spring, then the high school league changed course and resumed soccer and volleyball last fall.
Owatonna won the 2020 Section title in a one-game playoff by defeating Rochester Mayo.
Owatonna’s schedule (games are at 7pm unless otherwise noted)
- Friday September 3rd in Rochester Mayo
- Friday September 10th vs. Rochester Century
- Friday, September 17th at Mankato West
- Saturday, September 25 against Austin at 1 p.m.
- Friday October 1st in Northfield
- Friday October 8th vs. Rochester John Marshall
- Friday, October 15th in New Prague
- Wednesday October 20th vs. Kasson-Mantorville
The home opener on September 10th will also serve as the Hall of Fame game as Owatonna honors their first group of Teams of Distinction. The ceremony was canceled in 2020.
Offseason weight training and seven-versus-seven leagues are ongoing. The Huskies just finished fourth at an event in Nebraska with some dramatic last-minute and overtime wins.
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